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Quick Facts

Horsetail Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,000 Feet (2182.0 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate (route finding required)
Elevation Gain: 600 Feet (187.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,600 Feet (2369.1 Meters)
Length: 6 Miles (10.0 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 3090
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Mt. Leidy

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: North side of Gros Ventre Road, 2 miles east of Atherton Campground

TRAIL ENDS: Carmichael Fork of Slate Creek

ATTRACTIONS: This trail offers access to Slate Creek and Ditch Creek drainages.

Directions from Jackson: Follow Hwy. 191 north and make a right on Gros Ventre Road. Go past Atherton Campground approximately 2 miles to Horsetail Creek. Parking available at trailhead and dispersed camping area across road.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
ICON Hiking & Walking Horsetail Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding
ICON Mountain Biking

Related Activities
Atherton Creek Campground - This campground is located about 18 miles from Jackson, at Lower Slide Lake. The lake offers boating, fishing and sail boarding.

North Fork of Ditch Creek/Slate Creek Trail - This is a route through to Gros Ventre River drainage. It starts at the confluence of Middle and North Forks of Ditch Creek and ends at the mouth of Slate Creek.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Jackson Ranger District, 140 E. Broadway, P.O. Box 1689 , Jackson, WY, 83001, Phone: 307-739-5400


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